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Two Google Homes Are Doing Their Own Spontaneous Version of Waiting for Godot on Twitch

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic the theatre of the absurd.

As the old saying goes, “Two Google Homes arguing with each other forever will eventually write Samuel Beckett.” That’s … that’s how it goes, right? Because I’m pretty sure these two Google Home units on Twitch are making a solid attempt. Even if they don’t spit out the exact text for Waiting for Godot any time soon, Vladimir and Estragon are doing a solid job of writing their own version.

Chat bots sure have come a long way since SmarterChild, huh? Even if their chat is mostly absurd, they can actually follow a thread of conversation to some surprising ends, like spontaneously discussing My Little Pony:


And then … breaking into song (these are theme song lyrics from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, if you weren’t aware):


There’s also some intense self-reflection … followed by scientific enlightenment:



As well as some truly intense absurdism and other assorted weirdness:



And a bit of attitude:


Hey, I recognize that tree.

(via Gizmodo, image via screengrab)

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